Probably my most epic onlne PVP multiplayer mission ever. Mostly I kept the throttle at 64% and the radiators at 100% open. Basically I took off in the Bf110E-2 and flew South towards the closest enemy airfield. I was carrying around 50% fuel, and in fighter configuration. I saw a 109 shooting up some AAA so I joined in and took out a AAA and then strafed the train. Then a LA5 intercepted, but my ai gunner was accurate and the La sustained an engine fire and crashed out. By the time I jumped in the gunner’s seat the fight was over. Then on the way home, I saw two big planes in formation moving slow, turned out it was two IL-2 and I attacked and unfortunately got into a turn fight, I fled and went auto level and jumped in the gunners seat and I used up ALL the 7 ammo drums for the gunners gun and I did manage to get both IL-2s smoking from all my attacks. THEN some Bf109s from the airfield attacked the IL-2s and got one and I circled around and pursued the remaining IL-2 and caught up and gave it a burst. I dunno if it survived or not. Then home for a landing. What an epic flight!!!!!!!!!!
IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad

P40 online – IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad

Highlights from tonights 3 hour session of learning how to manage the engine in multiplayer and a bit of combat action too. As you can see I started off barely able to takeoff and constantly overheating, then I got into some messy fights and then finally at the end Id learnt how to takeoff, cruise and not overheat, and fight ground and air targets and I even shot down a Bf110 and almost got a Bf109 head to head.



P40 engine management – What I know so far – IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad

P40 engine management. How to stop the engine overheating in online multiplayer. Watch this vid to find out. Top things to consider: Know beforehand what key combinations operate the radiator lever, the propeller RPM and know to look at the Manifold Pressure guage, the coolant guage and the RPM guage to see if their needles are in or out of the green range. You can exceed green range manifold pressure on takeoff for a little while but dont go very high for very long – maybe up to 43 HG manifold pressure for 30 seconds. Also very important: keep the throttle movements nice and easy.

Bf110E-2 My most epic online flight ever – IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad

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